I have been developing a great appreciation for design that is clean, simple, elegant and usable. I think one of the greatest mistakes designers make is to do “too much” and get way too complicated. A good, clean and simple design requires a lot of restraint but usually results in something that is very effective.

I forgot where, but some blog that i read referenced the site:

Presentation Zen

This is a great site on the simplicy and beauty of simple, yet effective design. In a recent series of posts’ the author contrasts the presentation styles of Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Steve Jobs (Apple).

If you are at all interested in design (web, print, etc) I would suggest this site as a great resource.